Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Four candidates will be on the Jan. 8 ballot.
The qualifying period for candidates to enter the House District 21 special election on Jan. 8, 2013 ended at noon Wednesday with six people successfully qualifying. Two additional candidates qualified after the initial list was published on Dec. 10-independent international account director Eduardo Correia and Republican businessman Kenneth Ashley Mimbs. Both men are from the Canton area. Next month's election is required because the former holder of the seat, Rep. Sean Jerguson, has left the State House of Representatives in order to run for the State Senate seat vacated by Chip Rogers earlier this month. Two candidates have already dropped out of the race. The aforementioned Correia does not live in House District 21, and Bill Fincher …
Monday, December 10, 2012
There are four candidates on the ballot for the Jan. 8 special election.
The list of candidates for the vacant House District 21 seat is expanding, including representatives from both major political parties. The seat was vacated by Sean Jerguson on Dec. 5 so that he could run for the Senate seat of former Sen. Chip Rogers, who has retired from politics to persue a career in public broadcasting. A special election will be held on Jan. 8, 2013, to choose the next representative for House District 21, which includes Holly Springs and parts of Canton and Woodstock. Below is the list of candidates that have qualified to run for the upcoming election. If a candidate's name is highlighted, he or she has been profiled by Patch and you can read more about them by clicking on their name.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Turner currently serves as a precinct chair and a member of the Board of Directors for the Cherokee County GOP.
Holly Springs resident Scot Turner announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the newly configured 21st district in the State House of Representatives. Rep. Calvin Hill (R-Canton) currently represents district 21 which currently includes Hickory Flat and Canton. Under the newly drawn lines, Holly Springs will be included in that district. See the map attached to this story to see where the lines fll. Turner focuses his campaign platform on eliminating practice of lobbyists giving gifts with no cap on their value to legislators. "It's now apparent that if the people want to change this policy, that the people will have to have choices in candidates if we are going to put a stop to influence peddling in Georgia," Turner said …